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heber ctity, Utah
December 4, 2009
From journal Shopping in America for Visitors
fort Collins, Colorado
November 22, 2009
New York, New York
June 25, 2000
From journal Las Vegas - not just for gamblers
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
May 30, 2005
It is hard to not feel a surge of excitement descending into McCarran Airport. Forty-three stories of Mandalay Bay’s gold-tinted glass towers reflect the desert-scape of Las Vegas and pierce into the sky—a metallic mirror—visible from your airplane window. The Mandalay Bay is a destination unto itself. It gives you the ability to book into any of three separate hotel experiences, all on one property.
It all began 6 years ago with the opening of the South Seas-themed main towers. Accommodations are numerous and diverse, providing approximately 3,700 spacious rooms. The 500-square-foot Deluxe Room is the standard, with oversized king- or queen-size beds. Suites range from 700 to 6,500 square feet. The bathroom’s "imported stone" vanities and floors complement a large soaking tub separate from the walk-in shower stall. The television and honor bar is located in a huge armoire, and a double set of lighted "his and her" closets assure no claustrophobia here. Floor-to-ceiling windows also add a sense of infinite space, making the desert and mountains views all part of your villa in the sky!
The Four Seasons Hotel , located on the 35th through the 39th floors, provides the luxury experience in atmosphere and service the five-star hotel is known for. There are over 420 rooms and suites for the discriminating guest, including access to an exclusive private pool. Reservations can be made through the The Four Seasons Hotel or by calling Mandalay Bay directly.
The newest addition to the Mandalay Resort Group is THEhotel, complementing the property with its own 43- story annex. Boasting 1,100 suite-only rooms at 750 luxurious square feet—the largest standard room in Vegas—it is one of Sin City’s most counter-intuitive marketing successes ever. By staying farther away from the pool, casino, shops, and entertainment than any other guest, you are charged 100% or more for the privilege and gladly pay it! Sound crazy? Maybe not! Just think Starbucks—double or triple the price of coffee drinks that have to be ordered in a newly created language that no one understands, and yet the brand is now one of the most recognizable in the world.
If you enjoy the finer things in life and do not want to be greeted by seizure-inducing lights or noises of the casino, then book into THEhotel. Savor a peaceful atmosphere where contemporary interior architecture and cosmopolitan design meets Zen-like Asian influences. Each room has a sitting area wet bar, 42-inch plasma TV, and in Mandalay style, granite and marble stone baths. THEhotel delivers a private spa and gym, its own bar and lounge, around-the-clock café, and Mix, one of the top-rated restaurants in the world.
Mandalay Bay Resort brought us to the cutting edge in destination vacations.
From journal Mandalay Bay 2005: Desert Beach Destination
by smmmarti guide
January 20, 2003
Home to Vegas’ best pool, with its six-foot waves and lazy river ride, the Mandalay carefully restricts admission to ensure the pool remains the exclusive domain of hotel guests. Shark Reef, the infamous House of Blues and its Gospel Brunch, and the ultra-luxurious spa all draw visitors from other hotels, but these attractions have enough sophistication to deter random pedestrian traffic.
In the evening, things at Mandalay heat up just enough to make the scene exciting. Rum Jungle, one of Vegas’ hottest spots, and Aureole, where harnessed waitresses retrieve wine from a four-story glass "cellar," infuse the mega-resort with a particular panache. Shanghi Lily’s excellent Chinese cuisine and Wolfgang Puck’s friendly Tratorria del Lupa are but two of a broad range of exotic dining choices. Red Square, a sort of incongruous Moscow on the Mandalay, dishes up caviar and vodka with its borscht, while the bar in the hyper-chic 3950 displays a web cam view of Shark Reef’s inner sanctum on a plasma screen TV, adding a techno touch to the eatery’s unique ambiance.
The casino at Mandalay is one of Vegas’ best versions of what can otherwise seem a dreadful den of smoke-filled iniquities. Cleaner, classier, more spacious, and less trafficked than many of the others, we found adequate company but plenty of breathing space. Each night soulful entertainers rocked the main floor lounge belting out tunes so impressive they actually drew people away from the gaming tables and machines.
Our package included two for one breakfasts at the House of Blues and admission to the Mandalay Spa. We spent our first afternoon lounging in the 30,000 square ft. emporium of bliss. Admission includes a private locker, spa wear, and entrance to a
world class facility where no detail is spared. Fresh fruit, power bars, nuts, juices, and designer waters are piled in every public space and free for the taking.
Originally enticed by a $109/night promotion, we had been easily persuaded to upgrade to a suite. For not all that much more we had an upper floor room at the end of the hallway where not another soul or sound intruded upon our reverie. Marble baths, dual entertainment systems, and sumptuous bedding provided all the anticipated comfort sans the cheesy factor of some nouveau hotel suites with their round platform beds and mirrored ceilings (or so I‘ve heard).
For half the price of her sophisticated sister, the Four Seasons, we felt properly coddled at the Mandalay; at once in with the in crowd, yet sequestered from the Vegas hype when we wanted to make like Garbo and be all alone.
From journal Best of $$Vegas$$
Cary, North Carolina
October 7, 2004
From journal Las Vegas - You Can Sleep When You're Dead
May 5, 2008
From journal Best of Vegas: Trip 6
April 10, 2008
From journal Viva Las Vegas
Charlotte, North Carolina
June 16, 2000
From journal Las Vegas: My Second Home
brooklyn, New York
October 22, 2004
The rooms are large and spacious with large double closets. The rooms are painted a light yellow with colorful spreads. There is a comfortable desk with two data ports next to the floor-to-ceiling windows that make it easy to spread out. Or you can curl up in the comfortable chair in the room. The bathroom has stone floors and contains a shower and separate sunken tub. Among the amenities included in the room are bath salts so you can sink into the deep tub. The television is contained in a light oak armoire.
During one stay, for some reason I was upgraded to a two-bedroom suite. Talk about decadence! Each room was appointed like the standard rooms, each with its own bathroom. Separating the two rooms is a nice-size living room with a big-screen TV and a dining room area.
Mandalay doesn’t simply have swimming pools. You can go to any hotel on the strip for a pool. They have three pools. But that is not the highlight.
The highlight is the manmade beach complete with sand and intermittent waves. They also have a lazy river where you can rent a tube ($20) and float down the river. If you get tired of lazing by the pool, you can go to the shark reef ($16 for adults, $10 for kids under 12, and kids under 4 get in free) to see the different species of sharks. You can party at Rum Jungle or grab a drink at Red Square. If you go to the left of the check-in desks and walk down the hall, you will enter the Four Seasons Hotel, which is connected to Mandalay. Once you walk down that hallway and enter the Four Seasons, it is like entering a different world. The noise level instantly drops to near reverence-like silence.
From journal Live like a High Roller - Viva Las Vegas!